LQ vs MS Match Preview

The Qalandars will attempt to bounce back from five successive defeats this  PSL season. They are in danger of not being able to qualify for the business end of the tournament. The Sultans have already won four and lost just one match in the 2024 PSL. They are certainly in the hunt for the title.

Mohammad Ali's success with the ball has been vastly evident for the Sultans. He has taken 13 wickets in five matches and has been the standout right-arm seamer in the tournament so far. He should be one of the first names on your list for your Dream11 team.

Batting-wise, the Sultans have gained significant benefit from the recruitment of international stars Reeza Hendricks and Dawid Malan. The South African and England kinpins have been solid complements to local talents Mohammad Rizwan and others.

Rizwan has been a good captain for the Sultans, while Shaheen Afridi has struggled to lead Lahore successfully and maintain success with his primary role with the ball. The battle between the captains - statistically and tactitcally - will be interesting to witness this time.

Afridi has taken seven wickets for the Qalandars this PSL season. He has bowled with speed, accuracy and a balanced amount of aggression. Despite his team's lack of victories, it's well worth picking Afridi in your Dream11 team for this PSL match.

Among the batters, Lahore have a promising recruit in Rassie van der Dussen. The South African star, who struck centuries during last year's Cricket World Cup, hit a ton in the PSL recently against Peshawar Zalmi. Based on this form, put him in your Dream11 team.

Weather Report

There is no rain forecast in Lahore on matchday. Hot and humid conditions are expected. The players are going to have to navigate the challenging elements.

Pitch Report

A first-innings score of 160-plus should be considered competitive here. The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is not necessarily a high-scoring ground like others in Pakistan.

Both teams will probably play two specialist spinners here - and open the bowling with one.

Notable stats

Rassie van der Dussen in form

Van der Dussen is the top run-scorer in the 2024 PSL so far. His tally of 270 runs in five innings includes scores of 104 not out, 71 not out and 54.

Team News

The Qalandars will likely change their XI for this match, resulting in West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite not playing. Multan must decide if they are going to select South African spinning all-rounder George Linde again.

LQ vs MS Probable 11

LQ Playing 11

  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Shai Hope (Wk)
  • Ahsan Hafeez
  • Jahandad Khan
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Zaman Khan
  • Mohammad Imran
  • Shaheen Afridi (C)

MS Playing 11

  • Mohammad Rizwan (C)
  • Dawid Malan
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Yasir Khan
  • David Willey
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Usama Mir
  • Abbas Afridi
  • Mohammad Ali
  • Shahnawaz Dahani
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Mohammad Rizwan: Put the Multan captain in your Dream11 team and anticipate a big performance with the bat.

Mohammad Ali: You can't look past selecting the leading wicket-taker in the 2024 PSL so far.

Reeza Hendricks:  For an international pick, go for the South African and Multan Sultans batter.

Top Picks

Multan are in much better position than Lahore to win here. Back the Sultans to consign the Qalandars to their sixth successive defeat this PSL season.

LQ vs MS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan (C)

Batters: David Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen

All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Iftikhar Ahmed

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi (VC), Abbas Afridi, David Willey, Usama Mir, Zaman Khan

LQ vs MS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction